Computing

At BPNS we believe in preparing our children for a technological future. We believe that technology, already merged with our ethos, pedagogy, vision and environments, will give our children a relevant and successful education which will enhance their learning opportunities. This will develop individuals and prepare them for the technological future in their everyday and working lives.

Our pupils are taught Computing but also have the opportunity to use technology to support their learning in other areas of the curriculum. Children have access to laptops and iPads as well as digital cameras, microphones, Beebots and remote control vehicles. Every classroom has a laptop and interactive whiteboard linked wirelessly to broadband internet.

Children develop skills in using hardware and software to find, process and display information. They are taught the principles of computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Pupils regularly use computers to reinforce or extend skills in other subjects.

The  Computing curriculum develops both skills and knowledge, putting a clearer emphasis on three key areas of learning:

Computer Science- how computers work, how to write algorithms and solve problems and to eventually create a computer program.

Information Technology- how data is represented and managed on computers.

Digital Literacy- how to understand digital information and interact with it safely and appropriately.

 Children at BPNS are also taught how to enjoy using technology safely through e-safety lessons, awareness events such as Safer Internet Day and our e-safety award scheme. For more information please see our e-safety page.

 Please use your child's year group page to find out what they are learning about each half term.